Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
August 24, 2022
22 members (including 4 on Zoom), visiting Rotarians Sandy Campbell of Anoka Rotary and Mike Neeley (on Zoom) of New Brighton-Moundsview Rotary) and guest Juliana Paez heard Pam Powell, director of the non-profit Mom’s Haven of Hope describe the group’s mission of providing housing and other services for single moms at risk. The organization is fundraising toward a shelter to be built in Fridley.
Steve Klaers provided an update of the planning for mentoring of the club’s STRIVE scholarship students.
Amada Simula and Kristen Stuenkel thanked the club for its participation in the successful Monarch Festival in Columbia Heights last week.
President Kim Hiel noted the plan to complete a visioning process for the club during her presidential year. The club last engaged in the process in 2015-16.
Campbell, a District 5960 Assistant Governor, reminded the club of the district’s new Passport program encouraging members to attend meetings of other clubs in the district and provided information on a leadership conference planned by her club.
Treasurer Greg Schraufnagel announced that Southern Anoka Community Assistance will receive a check from the club for $1000.00 for the club’s sponsorship of SACA’s food delivery truck. The donation includes inclusion of the club’s signage on the food truck for a period of three years.
Columbia Heights Public School invites FCH Rotary members to attend the annual “Scaling the Heights” new staff orientation today, August 24, from 9:15-9:45 Hylander Center. Contact FCH Rotary Secretary Bob Tholkes at if you expect to attend.
Rotarians may volunteer at the Rotary donut booth at the Minnesota State Fair on September 3, 2022. To volunteer please go to:  
The F-CH Operation Pollination Committee plans to host a service event for our Rotary Club on Saturday, Sept 10 9-11 a.m. at Blooming Sunshine Garden, Lomianki Park, Columbia Heights. The F-CH Rotary Club is providing up to $200 for pollinator plants and the service activity will be to place those plants into the designated area of the Blooming Sunshine Garden. There will also be time socializing amongst Rotarians. All are welcome!
The Pollination Committee next meets on Tuesday, Sep. 13, at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at The Zoom link is
All members in Rotary District 5960 are invited to attend an All Club Luncheon at which 2023-24 Rotary International President Gordon McInally and Rotary Foundation Trustee Greg Podd will speak in person. The luncheon will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America on Friday, September 16 from noon to 2 p.m. Register at:
The annual Charter Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley, and will feature Rotary District 5960 Governor Dayna Quigley.
The Fridley Public Safety Department requests that FCH Rotary assist in spreading the word about this fall’s Public Safety Citizens’ Academy. Further information at
Speaker on August 31: Chief Eric Werner of the MN Police Chiefs Foundation will speak on the Foundation's work.